Top Five Weekend Getaways for September 2010

Summer isn't over yet! Enjoy the last of the warm weather on the beach, golf course, ballpark, or by exploring a new destination. Here are five ways to get out of town for a last-hurrah summer trip, or to get a jumpstart on fall travel.

Charleston, South Carolina

As the weather begins to cool down, temperatures are perfect for exploring a new destination on two wheels. The Pedals on the Water Experience at the Charleston Harbor Resort includes bike rentals for two so you can explore the nature trail, or load your bikes onto the water taxi and head to downtown Charleston for a cruise. Hop off the bikes for a leisurely stroll along the property's private beach. A two-night stay is required; rates begin at $196 per night.

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Los Angeles, California

It's still hot, but at the Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles, the Beat the Heat promotion can help cool off your wallet. Room rates at the hotel are based on the high temperature for downtown L.A. on the day of your stay, and best of all, rates are capped at $99. Additionally, guests receive 20 percent off all meals at any of the property's five hotel restaurants and lounges, along with a coupon book with discounts on spa treatments, tours, shopping, museums, and more. Internet is also included.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Baseball fans will feel right at home at the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis. The hotel's Premier Twins Fan Package includes accommodations, parking, two beverage vouchers, two Twins T-shirts, two Twins koozies, two boxes of Cracker Jacks, and early check-in and late checkout. The hotel, located on the Nicollet Mall shopping and dining district, is within walking distance of Target Field, and has rooms from $174 per night. Make reservations at least three days in advance.

Robinsonville, Mississippi

The Links at Cottonwoods package at Hurrah's Tunica lets you refine your game on the Scottish links-style course while relaxing at the largest casino resort between Las Vegas and Atlantic City. In addition to 18 holes of golf, guests will receive range balls to warm up before their round, as well as overnight accommodations. Rates start at $211 per night, and you'll need to book at least three days in advance.

Seattle, Washington

The Double Preferences offer at the Pan Pacific Seattle allows you to choose your perks. In addition to guaranteed late check-out until 3:00 p.m., you can choose two extras to receive each night of your stay. Options include a $35 Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar gift card, $20 Vida Spa gift card, valet parking, and a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card. Rooms include Japanese soaking tubs and Seattle skyline views; guests also receive complimentary Internet and have access to the 24-hour health club, hydro pool, and dry saunas. Transportation to downtown destinations and welcome packages for children are also available. Book this offer from $257 per night through September 30.

These are just a sample of the latest offerings from a variety of popular destinations nationwide. If you have a different place in mind, contact the local convention and visitors' bureau to find out the most current promotions. Be sure to double-check prices before booking.

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